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Shopping Around The World

We’re both helping mom today.  Oh right……this is Shopping Around the World with our grand host Bacon of Piglove.                                                                   

SHOKO…..BLACK
KALI…..ORANGE

We all decided to make Balsamic Potatoes for our recipe of the month.  It’s summery cause you should use new potatoes and right out of the garden…..could anything be fresher.  Now I feel like a proud momma cause I tended these taters and the reason mom and dad are eating taters and not  dirt is cause of moi.                                                                          I inspected them Shoko and you did a fine job for a nip head. MOL

Oh my…I’m blurry today….not a good sign.  C’mon Shoko let’s get mom moving on the recipe.  Think she’s getting blurry too. MOL                                                                         

SHOKO…..BLACK

Alright, here is the recipe for Balsamic New Potatoes my friends.  I really thought mom was going to marinate a balsam tree in vinegar….who knew they actually do this in the store….well paint my whiskers white and call me Santa!

Roasted Balsamic New Potatoes

Ingredients

3 tbsp olive oil….Terra olive oil 500ml…$4.98
1 1/2 tsp dried thyme….garden
1 tsp. dried rosemary leaves, crushed…garden
1/8 tsp. nutmeg………Club House, 43 grams, $1.94
4 cloves garlic, finely chopped……Fresh Colossal Garlic, $0.99 each.
2 lb. new red potatoes
3 tbsp Balsamic Vinegar……Unico. 500 ml…..$3.28
1/4 tsp. salt…cupboard
1/8 tsp. pepper…cupboard                                                             Now pay attention to the steps as they’re important.

STEPS

Preheat oven to 375F

In a 1 cup measuring cup, mix olive oil, thyme, rosemary, nutmeg and garlic.

Cur potatoes in half. spread on non-stick 15x10x1 inch pan.  Drizzle with olive oil mixture; toss to coat.

Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until potatoes are golden and slightly crispy.  Drizzle with balsamic vinegar, toss to coat.  Bake 5 minutes longer.  Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Let’s have the picture mom took Shoko.  Um…looks like she never took a picture.  What?  So what are we suppose to do now?  I got it…let’s show what they should look like.                                                                          These are beautiful potatoes.  They look scrumptious.

Should we tell our friends what happened to mom’s Roasted Balsamic New Potatoes, Kali.  I’m embarrassed Shoko.  Heck Kali we didn’t do it…we’re not to blame this time.

Well, mom and dad ate the potatoes and really liked them….honest!  Mom thought they could be cooked a bit longer so put the potatoes in the oven for 20 minutes after supper.  She even set the timer.  However she never started the timer.  Ding dong….da witch is alive and cooking. MOL                                                                                   To make a long story short…..mom decided to check the potatoes cause the timer never went off.  Well this was an hour later and the poor potatoes didn’t look like potatoes anymore.  They were a charcoal mess.  Mom wasted the potatoes I worked so hard to keep moist and happy!  This is our sad tale of mom on a blurry recipe day.

Kali let’s go and have our Fancy Feast.  It’ll taste pretty good after mom’s fiasco.                                                                           Are you brave enough to try this recipe?

 

 

 

 

A November To Remember

A lovely day today.  The sun is playing across the sky but the wind is strong and quite fresh.  A lovely day for a stroll.

November and we can actually walk on the sidewalks without slippin’ in the snow.  Can life be any better than this?  Look, our Alpine Willy Clematis is mixed up and there are a few blossoms.                                                                  aaalpwilcrzmA blossom in November. Never seen this before.

Mom and I are headed to the nearest pet store.  It’s a very windy day and the wind is making my coat stand up.  Refreshing!!

aakalistroll♫ Rolling around in my auto wheels.  My pink Fur-ari.♫

Mom was getting tired pushing against the wind.  We stopped at the new industrial development and mom relaxed.

aakalismstFrom Gateway we went into the pet store.  No pictures here.  They gave me some kitties treats.  I was famished and grabbed onto one.  Immediately I spit it out.  Ewwww…it was gross.  Don’t ever buy these mom….awful.  Mom asked what they were.  The clerk said those were freeze dried chicken livers.  We won’t be getting those anytime soon.

Mom got a few Christmas presents and we were out of there.

I settled down after those yucky treats and we headed home.  As we got closer to the house, mom and I heard some hammering and sawing coming from the garage.  Dad was hard at work building something.                                                                        aackhome1What is it dad?  It’s going to be a house for Cow Kitty so he can stay warm during the winter.

What if he doesn’t like it and won’t go near it….what will we do?  Let’s try him with it first Shoko.

aackhousecrThis is where the house will stay for the winter.  Here comes Cow Kitty.                                                             aackhousezm

I think he likes it.                                                                            aackhomeSo far so good.  I can’t think of something for the door….we need warmth in the house but not to frighten Cow Kitty or make him feel trapped.  Should we have clear plastic, a towel or something else.  Please we would like your ideas of how to improve the house.

Busy day today.

May your boyfriend never hiss and tell.

KALI…..ORANGE 

SHOKO…..BLACK

DAD…..GREEN                                                                kalishoko